Roy Marsden’s production began performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on the 3rd December.

(c)Paul Coltas

Performances are now underway for the new production of A.R. Gurney’s play, which had preview performances at the Theatre Royal, Windsor as part of its five-week, five-day, five-play season.

The play originally opened in New York  in 1989 and was a finalist in the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was last seen on Broadway in 2014 starring  Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy.

This new production reunites Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove who both starred in the hugely popular TV series Judge John Deed.

When the young Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, Melissa writes him a thank you note… and a unique romantic friendship and delicately warm correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born.

Martin Shaw’s theatre credits include: Robert Bolt’s A Man For All Seasons and Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (both Theatre Royal Haymarket), Alan Bleasdale’s Are You Lonesome Tonight, Clifford Odets’ The Country Girl, Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men and most recently (and relevantly) as a tortured American presidential candidate in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

Jenny Seagrove was last seen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket  in Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves and her many West End productions include Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana, David Rabe’s Hurly Burly, David Hare’s The Secret Rapture, Noël Coward’s Present Laughter and Somerset Maugham’s The Letter.

Love Letters will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until the 7th February 2021. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, London Theatre Direct, From the Box Office, Encore Tickets or Last Minute.com.